pre61-list-digest Tuesday, July 14 1998 Volume 02 : Number 196

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 and Older trucks and vans
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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Volare ride
FTE Pre61 - F-5
Re: FTE Pre61 - broken bolt extraction
FTE Pre61 - glasspacks
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Rear suspensions
FTE Pre61 - Re: 53 Grill
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: FTE Incorporation
FTE Pre61 - Re: Broken bolt / T-9 Question



Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 21:34:11 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Volare ride

My son has a monte carlo clip under his 56; I have the volare under the
53, and I can't tell the difference.
Both of these, and I'm sure the Mustang II also, are modern type
suspensions with lots of rubber in them to insure a good ride.
Both of them are better than my 55 panel with stock suspension and sway
bar....hmmm....there they both sit, in the driveway...I wonder if I
should do what I'm thinking...naw. I'll leave them alone.

Regards, Paul
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Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 21:40:57 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - F-5

In a local junkyard is a 1951 (I think) F-5, with flathead V8, complete
cab (except for the badly pitted hood ornament I unbolted a few hours
ago), frame and drivetrain. From a distance it looks like a running
Looking at the long, long frame under it, if anyone wants to build a
F100 limo, this is the frame!
The reason I mention this is incase anyone needs some parts, I could
check it out for you next time by.
Regards, Paul
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Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 21:50:46 EDT
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - broken bolt extraction

I have found a better product than WD-40. It's called PB Blast, and can be
found most auto parts houses. I am a mechanic at a Chysler dealership,
and you would believe what we have gotten lose with this stuff. It actually
eats and dissolves the rust. So just get out that trusty propane torch, heat
the broken bolt until it is almost red, and soak it with the Blaster. Keep
it occasionally, until it has completely cooled. Now try to get it out. If
it doesn't,
start looking for a good drill bit and a tap. Good luck!!!!!!

Brian Scott
'55 F-100
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Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 21:51:47 EDT
From: JRFiero
Subject: FTE Pre61 - glasspacks

Tried to send this the other day, don't know what AOL does with stuff.
As Ward Burton says, 'Oh, well' - (but more slowly).

Anyway -
I bought a pair of glasspacks for my '51 flathead at Spring Carlisle, and
just got around to the exhaust project. One of the pair is backwards!
The shells are the same, 2" ID on both ends, and both have an 'INLET'
sticker on one end. Trouble is, when you look down inside from the INLET end,
one has the 'louvers' open end toward you, the other has the closed end toward
Anyone know which end is which?
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Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 22:08:49 EDT
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Rear suspensions

I appreciate everyone's comments re: the rear suspensions mail I sent out.
Mick, did you have to put wheel tubs in the bed to clear the wide tires? If
so, how wide are they? I have a 9" rearend w/disc brakes out of a '80
Lincoln Versailles that I will be using. Also, I have a Plymouth Volare
suspension welded in up front, and I am going to box the complete frame.
How does the Mid-Fifty Econo kit mount, as I would like to go ahead and
box the frame? Would it be alright to box it before I buy the kit? I am on
a limited budget, and I have the metal for the boxing, and want to get that
out of the way if I can, before I buy the kit.

Also, does anyone have any designs or ideas on how to keep a clutch pedal
operational for a 4sp. toploader type bellhousing for a smallblock V-8 in my
I will be using a 351W and would like to use a toploader, but don't know how
exactly to set up the clutch linkage. If not for the 4 sp., how about for a
Mustang T-5? Thanks you guys!!!!!

Brian Scott
'55 F-100
'88 Mustang
'90 Bronco
'92 Mustang

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Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 22:10:17 EDT
From: FRD56F100
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 53 Grill

I have one that I might sell to you, e-mail me.

I am also looking for the front lower valance for my 56 project F100. Anybody
has one for sale?

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Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 22:34:36 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: FTE Incorporation

Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Inc. received its paperwork from the
State of Georgia on Saturday. It held its organizational
meeting yesterday evening and is now operating as a corporation.

Don't expect to see many changes in the day to day operations
of the site other than improvements I've discussed in the
past. The formation of a corporation was a natural result
of our growth and exposure. The possibility of a club still
exists and is being discussed off the list with some list

Ken Payne
President (and still list admin), Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Inc.

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Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 23:46:17 -0700
From: Ed
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Broken bolt / T-9 Question

The two front bolts are always larger.

You may be surprised, my experience has been that the bolt hangs up on
the exhaust manifold, not the threads on the block. It may come out
fairly easily.

Question? Has anyone had any experiences with using different oil
weights in the T-9 4 speed crash boxes on the F-6's. I was asked by a
local here if there was any way to get the trans to shift better (he is
double clutching). He's using 90w gear oil, would using a lighter or
multi make any difference?
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